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Starmer’s private school tax is a terrible, vote-losing idea

27 September 2023

2:50 AM

27 September 2023

2:50 AM

Today Labour have confirmed that they will impose VAT on private schools in its first year of power if it wins the next general election, rather than phasing in new charges over several academic years.

In order to improve state education, Labour needs to raise money from somewhere, and private schools are an easy ideological target.

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